This funding represents Canada’s support to the Canadian Board Member to the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) Board of Governors. The Canadian Board Member uses these funds to participate in COL Board of Governors meetings and fulfill their roles and responsibilities. COL’s mandate is to help governments and institutions expand the scope, scale and quality of learning by using new approaches and technologies for open and distance learning. The Board of Governors has a general governance oversight and accountability function. It is responsible for determining the principles, policies and priorities that guide COL in its activities and ensure that it fulfills its mandate. Canada’s support to the Canadian Board Member contributes to effective Canadian engagement in the COL Board of Governors and to supporting COL’s mandate.